MANUAL HANDLING Training
Manual handling injuries are the main cause of lost working days in the UK. These occur due to sprains and strains resulting from the incorrect lifting and movement of objects. In accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and subsequent regulations, it is the responsibility of all employers to provide employees with sufficient information and training on manual handling. Employees can gain a manual handling qualification through HABC to ensure compliance with the regulations and to minimise the costs incurred from work-related lifting injuries.
Training an employee to achieve a manual handling qualification employers have an effective way of ensuring that they have taken the necessary due diligence to ensure their staff are adequately trained.
Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (RQF)
The Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling has been accredited. It is supported by Proskills and the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector.
Who needs this qualification?
This qualification is intended as an introduction to moving and handling activities for those starting work, returning to work or who need specific training in manual handling, as well as being a suitable qualification for refresher training.
Learners gaining this qualification will understand that moving and handling must be carried out correctly and will recognise its importance in ensuring a safer working environment.
This qualification is approved for delivery to learners of 14 years and over.
How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?
This qualification is usually achieved by taking a one-day course.
How is the qualification assessed?
This qualification is assessed in two parts:
- Part 1 - Multiple choice question paper
- Part 2 - Competency based assessment